Cafe Zupas World Tour Irish Stew

14 Mar World Tour: Irish Stew | Cafe Zupas

For our next stop on the Cafe Zupas World Tour, we’re heading to a place of mythical tradition, where you’ll enjoy a soup as steeped in tradition as the country’s lore. We’ve got the Irish Stew, and just in time for St. Patty’s Day. Little green men and gold aside, Irish cuisine rests upon one little root: the potato. Although it...

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Cafe Zupas World Tour Thai Lobster Curry

03 Mar World Tour: Thai Lobster Curry | Cafe Zupas

Some Cafe Zupas World Tour soups are new adventures as we research and develop in our test kitchen, and explore new exotic combinations for you to enjoy. Others are old favorites, and the Thai Lobster Curry is one of those beloved menu items. It used to be a regular on the menu, so we’ll call this our World Tour Throwback...

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Cafe Zupas World Tour Hungarian Beef Stew

15 Feb World Tour: Hungarian Beef Stew | Cafe Zupas

These brisk February days can be a bit tough. While we sometimes long for lighter, warmer days, our next Café Zupas World Tour stop eases the wind chill as we head to Europe with the Hungarian Beef Stew. When you cook a traditional Hungarian dish, you need to be sure you include hearty meats, fresh dairy, and spicy paprika. Lots of...

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Cafe Zupas World Tour French Onion Soup

01 Feb World Tour: French Onion | Cafe Zupas

Few international dishes command the prestige that French Onion Soup has achieved. It's a big reputation to live up to, and the next stop on the Cafe Zupas World Tour is this renowned favorite. Many great French dishes aren’t actually French in origin, and “soup à l’oignon” is no exception. Onions grow easily in many types of soil, are quite plentiful,...

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Halloween is next week and that means lots and lots of candy! We always buy too much candy for our trick-or-treaters and our son always comes home with more than he can eat…or more than I will let him eat. I love using leftover Halloween candy to create delicious treats! The candy isn’t sweet enough so I have to make cookies,...

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25 Jan Cafe Zupas World Tour: Seattle Salmon Chowder

For the next Café Zupas World Tour soup, we are headed to a comfort food perfect for winter. The word chowder has roots in the Latin word caldera which originally meant “a place for warming things.” We’d like to think this Café Zupas Seattle Salmon Chowder will keep you warm all day long. Chowder’s roots originate in France, and was later...

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I love to make special, non-alcoholic drinks for friends and family; not having a mini bar should not mean you are destined only to a glass of water all evening! Start with pretty bottles (I purchased mine at IKEA; they are pictured above) and good ingredients and you’ll be on your way to a delightful evening. Since black currant juice...

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11 Jan Cafe Zupas World Tour: Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

“For every stove in Louisiana, there’s a different gumbo recipe.” For our first Café Zupas World Tour soup of 2016, we’re going down south with the dish that is actually known as the official cuisine of Louisiana. It’s easily the most famous dish from the state, and certainly the most popular, too, with origins that date back to the 18th century...

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28 Dec Italian Soup Tradition

Here at Café Zupas we have a bit of a love affair with Italy (we even based our name off of the Italian word for soup). Italian cooking evokes well prepared food, utilizing superior ingredients of only the best quality. When looking for inspiration for our latest Café Zupas World Tour soup, we needn’t look further than the Italian soup...

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08 Dec CZ World Tour: German Sausage and Potato Soup

Sausages are among some of the oldest of prepared foods, and Germany has a very long tradition of sausage making – more than 1500 different types of German sausages (or Wurst) exist! While some of those sausages can be quite spicy and flavorful, German cuisine is traditionally a bit mild. Because soup is often eaten daily in German households, introducing...

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